Mobile payment is a prevailing consumer behavior in China. From paying your bills in restaurants to getting taxi rides, from sending friends monetary gifts to donating to charity, most Chinese consumers are used to making everyday payments from their mobile phones simply through scanning barcodes or QR codes. When you travel to China, getting around can be quite challenging if you are one of those without the scannable payment method. 

Now, here comes some help.

East West Bank has recently teamed up with UnionPay International to launch the East West Bank UnionPay Prepaid Card. With this card, you can now enjoy unparalleled convenience in making payments while traveling internationally, especially in China. Use the card for a stay at the Mandarin Oriental in Shanghai, a quick dim sum meal in Hong Kong, or souvenirs at Beijing’s Forbidden City. Wherever your travels take you, your East West Bank UnionPay Prepaid Card is the right choice for fast and easy payments.

Key benefits include:

·         Enjoy nearly 100% acceptance in China

·         View your balance, load funds, and manage your profile with the EWBridgePayTM mobile app

·         Withdraw cash from any ATM in China

·         Use your prepaid card in the U.S. where Discover® and NYCE® are accepted

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To apply, you can visit our website at or call our application hotline at 833.468.8356 or visit any local East West Bank branch. A U.S. Social Security number (SSN) is required in order to apply.

Once you receive your new East West Bank UnionPay Prepaid Card, activate it right away from the EWBridgePay mobile app. It’s available to download from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Apply today and travel in style like a local on your next trip to China!